Contemporary dance is an oral tradition: its languages, practices and ideas are transmitted and developed through the live exchange of artists on a daily basis. A clear philosophy, flowing from the notion of a dance artist who is continuously exploring, questioning and extending his/her practice and approach, underlies ID’s programme and influences the range of classes and artists invited to lead and contribute to it. A continuity of respected British-based teachers, supplemented by leading international artists, lies at the centre of our programming ethos.

Read more about the Morning Class for professionals and the open-level Monday Night Improvisation.
Download a copy of the ID Autumn 2019 brochure.

The Independent Dance programme is open to disabled and non-disabled dance artists. Our work is not based on a normative view of the human body, and we strive at all times to create a context where artists with disabilities work as equal participants. We learn about this continually from the artists with whom we work. For practical information about access in the studios click here.

Here is the Autumn 2019 programme:

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Morning Class

9 – 13 Sep        Tom Goodwin
16 – 20 Sep      Welsh Takeover
23 – 27 Sep      Andrea Buckley
30 Sep – 4 Oct  Antonio de la Fe
7 – 11 Oct         Lucia Walker
14 – 18 Oct       Shannon Stewart
21 – 25 Oct       Margarita Zafrilla
28 Oct – 1 Nov  Katye Coe
4 – 8 Nov           Antonija Livingstone
11 – 15 Nov       Florence Peake
18 – 22 Nov       Charlie Morrissey
25 – 29 Nov       Alexandra Baybutt

More about Morning Class 

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Monday Night Improvisation

09-Sep  Rosalie Wahlfrid
16-Sep  Welsh Takeover
23-Sep  Sally E. Dean
30-Sep  Simonetta Alessandri
07-Oct   Joe Moran
14-Oct   Robert Anderson
21-Oct  Thomas Kampe
28-Oct   Sophie Arstall
04-Nov Andrew Downes
11-Nov Sara Ruddock
18-Nov Colleen Bartley
25-Nov Vanessa Grasse

More about Monday Night Improvisation

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About the classes

Our classes provide a continuity of provision for artists whose employment, even at the height of their careers is often sporadic, and an opportunity for non-dance artists to experience the improvisational approaches used by many of the leading dance artists in the UK.

Our regular programme aims to go beyond the maintenance of physical condition and technical skill, to promote mindful and efficient practice and to embrace a holistic approach to participants’ ongoing development as expressive and creative artists.

This philosophy extends beyond dance artists’ creative practice into the wider spheres of interaction, collaboration and innovative approaches to the management of portfolio careers as performers, teachers, viewers and creators of work.